In 2005, Jae and Debra Evans moved to South Africa. Not long after, they began a discipleship program with Xhosa kids in a township called Mbekweni. About 60 kids came. But many were too hungry to hear God’s Word.

Two years later, the couple began feeding these children before the program. The number of kids attending multiplied. God was working and the Spirit was moving in the Evans.

In 2007, Jae and Debra shared their hearts with a North Coast Church pastor, Chris Brown. He traveled to South Africa and saw the need firsthand. Chris quickly caught in the vision and became an advocate for the Evans. In 2008, the first food center opened in Paarl, South Africa and the idea of “Super Kitchens” was born.

This first Super Kitchen fed 1.5 million people in its initial year of operation. See pictures from this special time during Outside the Bowl's history!